The TUC has given the Bola Tinubu-led Federal Government a two-week deadline to respond to its demand for a N200,000 minimum wage.
WITHIN NIGERIA reports that, following the removal of fuel subsidies and the subsequent increase in petrol prices and the cost of living, labour declared a strike in order to force the Federal Government to reverse the 200 percent increase in petrol pump prices.
However, after marathon meetings with representatives of the Bola Tinubu-led administration, the NLC, and the TUC, the planned strike for Wednesday, June 7, 2023, was cancelled.
Among the demands made by the TUC was the payment of a new minimum wage of N200,000 to compensate for the loss of the fuel subsidy.
In an interview with The Punch on Wednesday, TUC Secretary General Nuhu Toro stated that the union expected the government to state its position and present a proposal on its demand for a N200,000 minimum wage by June 19.
The new minimum wage of N200,000 which we proposed is part of the demands we gave to the government as regards the removal of the subsidy and we were the ones who gave them a time frame. The time frame we gave them was the 19th of this month. We believe that they should be able to come to us with something substantial by then.’